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Version 6.0.35, May 23 2013
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Tomcat6 service application

Tomcat6 is a service application for running Tomcat6 as NT service.

Tomcat6w monitor application

Tomcat6w is a GUI application for monitoring and configuring Tomcat services.

The available command line options are:

//ES// Edit service configuration This is the default operation. It is called if the no option is provided but the executable is renamed to servicenameW.exe
//MS// Monitor service Put the icon in the system try

Command line arguments

Each command line directive is in the form of //XX//ServiceName

The available command line options are:

//TS// Run the service as console application This is the default operation. It is called if the no option is provided. The ServiceName is the name of the executable without exe suffix, meaning Tomcat6
//RS// Run the service Called only from ServiceManager
//SS// Stop the service
//US// Update service parameters
//IS// Install service
//DS// Delete service Stops the service if running

Command line parameters

Each command parameter is prefixed with --. If the command line is prefixed with ++ then it's value will be appended to the existing option. If the environment variable with the same name as command line parameter but prefixed with PR_ exists it will take precedence. For example:

set PR_CLASSPATH=xx.jar

is equivalent to providing

--Classpath=xx.jar

as command line parameter.

Note: PR_DEPENDSON, PR_ENVIRONMENT, PR_JVMOPTIONS, PR_JVMMS, PR_JVMMX, PR_JVMSS, PR_STARTPARAMS, PR_STOPPARAMS and PR_STOPTIMEOUT will not work until this bug is fixed: DAEMON-49

ParameterName Default Description
--Description Service name description (maximum 1024 characters)
--DisplayName ServiceName Service display name
--Install procrun.exe //RS//ServiceName Install image
--Startup manual Service startup mode can be either auto or manual
--DependsOn List of services that this service depend on. Dependent services are separated using either # or ; characters
--Environment List of environment variables that will be provided to the service in the form key=value. They are separated using either # or ; characters
--User User account used for running executable. It is used only for StartMode java or exe and enables running applications as service under account without LogonAsService privilege.
--Password Password for user account set by --User parameter
--JavaHome JAVA_HOME Set a different JAVA_HOME than defined by JAVA_HOME environment variable
--Jvm auto Use either auto or specify the full path to the jvm.dll. You can use the environment variable expansion here.
--JvmOptions -Xrs List of options in the form of -D or -X that will be passed to the JVM. The options are separated using either # or ; characters.
--Classpath Set the Java classpath
--JvmMs Initial memory pool size in MB
--JvmMx Maximum memory pool size in MB
--JvmSs Thread stack size in KB
--StartImage Executable that will be run.
--StartPath Working path for the start image executable.
--StartClass Class that will be used for startup.
--StartParams List of parameters that will be passed to either StartImage or StartClass. Parameters are separated using either # or ; character.
--StartMethod Main Method name if differs then main
--StartMode executable Can one of jvm java or exe
--StopImage Executable that will be run on Stop service signal.
--StopPath Working path for the stop image executable.
--StopClass Class that will be used on Stop service signal.
--StopParams List of parameters that will be passed to either StopImage or StopClass. Parameters are separated using either # or ; character.
--StopMethod Main Method name if differs then main
--StopMode executable Can one of jvm java or exe
--StopTimeout No Timeout Defines the timeout in seconds that procrun waits for service to exit gracefully.
--LogPath working path Defines the path for logging
--LogPrefix jakarta_service Defines the service log filename
--LogLevel INFO Defines the logging level and can be either error, info, warn or debug
--StdOutput Redirected stdout filename
--StdError Redirected stderr filename

Installing services

The safest way to manually install the service is to use the provided service.bat script. Administrator privileges are required to run this script.

NOTE: On Windows Vista or any other operating system with User Account Control (UAC) you must either disable UAC or right-click on cmd.exe and select "Run as administrator" in order to run this script. If UAC is enabled being logged on with an Administrator account is not sufficient.

Install the service named 'Tomcat6'
C:\> service.bat install

If using tomcat6.exe, you need to use the //IS// parameter.

Install the service named 'Tomcat6'
C:\> tomcat6 //IS//Tomcat6 --DisplayName="Apache Tomcat 6" \
C:\> --Install="C:\Program Files\Tomcat\bin\tomcat6.exe" --Jvm=auto \
C:\> --StartMode=jvm --StopMode=jvm \
C:\> --StartClass=org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap --StartParams=start \
C:\> --StopClass=org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap --StopParams=stop

Updating services

To update the service parameters, you need to use the //US// parameter.

Update the service named 'Tomcat6
C:\> tomcat6 //US//Tomcat6 --Description="Apache Tomcat Server - http://tomcat.apache.org/ " \
C:\> --Startup=auto --Classpath=%JAVA_HOME%\lib\tools.jar;%CATALINA_HOME%\bin\bootstrap.jar

Removing services

To remove the service, you need to use the //DS// parameter.
If the service is running it will be stopped and then deleted.

Remove the service named 'Tomcat6'
C:\> tomcat6 //DS//Tomcat6

Debugging services

To run the service in console mode, you need to use the //TS// parameter. The service shutdown can be initiated by pressing CTRL+C or CTRL+BREAK. If you rename the tomcat6.exe to testservice.exe then you can just execute the testservice.exe and this command mode will be executed by default.

Run the service named 'Tomcat6' in console mode
C:\> tomcat6 //TS//Tomcat6 [additional arguments]
Or simply execute:
C:\> tomcat6


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